ERIC Number: ED325929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Planning as a Basis for Restructuring Schools.
Adams, Charles F.; Mecca, Thomas V.
An educational planning model and instructional approach to prepare school administrators for the role of strategic planners are described. The model, ED QUEST, integrates future research techniques and divergent thinking modes into a participatory group process that provides visions of alternative futures. Primary activities in the process include preparation, development of a notebook of future projects, organizational assessment, analysis of the impact of future trends, development and assessment of scenarios, selection of strategic options, and incorporation of options into a strategic management process. The model is also useful as a teaching-learning vehicle in administrator education programs. One figure is included. (15 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrators, Committees, Critical Path Method, Delphi Technique, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Institutional Mission, Leadership, Long Range Planning, Models, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, School District Reorganization, School Restructuring, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (Pittsburgh, PA, October 26-28, 1990).